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Fresno County Cemeteries #1 and #2
Fresno, Fresno County, California

GPS: 36.748995, -119.831775 (#1)
GPS: 36.747583, -119.837244 (#2)

Belmont Ave.
Fresno, CA 93728

Published: January 11, 2022
Total records: 11,717

Fresno County Cemeteries #1 & #2 are both owned by the County of Fresno, CA.

Cemetery History

Fresno County Cemeteries #1 and #2 contain the remains of bodies that were not claimed by others. Almost all burials here were processed by the Fresno County Coroner.

Fresno County Cemetery #1 was established in September 1885. Indigents buried by the County elsewhere were removed to this cemetery. Record keeping was originally performed by the sexton at Mountain View Cemetery, however from 1895 to 1909 very few burial had been recorded. It is believed that the sexton during this time failed to record all burials. After 1909, recording appeared to continue as required.

Fresno County Cemetery #2 was established in 1921/1922 after the County realized it would need future burial space. Cemetery #1 was still taking in new burials when Cemetery #2 started. For many years, the sexton at Mountain View Cemetery failed to indicate which cemetery (#1 or #2) a body was buried in. By 1962, Cemetery #1 had completely filled, and was no longer active.

By 1963, the County adopted an ordinance requiring all new indigents buried in Cemetery #2 be cremated, allowing up to 450 bodies being buried in a single grave.

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Cemetery Records

Records linked below were compiled by a join effort from the Fresno County Library and the Fresno County Genealogical Society. Sources include index cards and lists obtained from the Fresno County Coroners Office, Mountain View Cemetery burial records, Findagrave.com, grave markers in both cemeteries, and a burial ledger provided by David Davenport covering 1888 to 1913.

These records were entered into a database. The database is currently available online from the Fresno County Library. This database was downloaded by Interment.net and republished here.

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